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Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on shooting in Charlottesville, VA:

The President and First Lady are mourning with the University of Virginia community after yet another deadly shooting in America has taken the lives of three young people. Our deepest condolences are with the countless families, friends, and neighbors grieving for those killed as well as those injured in this senseless shooting.

Administration officials are in close contact with state and local officials, and we are grateful for those authorities’ swift response to this attack.

Too many families across America are bearing the awful burden of gun violence. Earlier this year, President Biden signed the most significant gun safety law in nearly three decades, in addition to taking other historic actions. But we must do more. We need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets. House Democrats acted, and the Senate should follow.


  1. Gun bans will not stop the shootings. Anyone can make simple guns and illegally sell them on the street. Illegal simple sub machine guns like Luty designs are quite popular in other countries. 3D printers can make copies of pistols along with the illegal auto sear. That sear makes them into machine guns. Already in use here in Midwest.

  2. The problem is not guns but people. We have a sick society that worships gun violence. It is on TV, in movies, and in games. Gun bans don’t work so we have to fix the real cause of gun violence, our society.


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